Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
16,630 2.2 % (4) $69,560 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $31,440 $42,720 $60,150 $83,150 $123,960
  (4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,970 0.36 (4) $62,370
Junior Colleges 5,470 0.74 (4) $84,540

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 5,470 0.74 (4) $84,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,970 0.36 (4) $62,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 5,470 0.74 (4) $84,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,970 0.36 (4) $62,370


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,420 0.14 1.24 (4) $100,460
Texas 1,520 0.13 1.10 (4) $62,970
New York 1,310 0.14 1.22 (4) $79,050
Pennsylvania 1,180 0.20 1.74 (4) $67,570
North Carolina 1,020 0.24 2.04 (4) $61,220




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 610 0.43 3.72 (4) $45,120
South Dakota 150 0.36 3.11 (4) $63,390
Virginia 900 0.24 2.03 (8) (8)
North Carolina 1,020 0.24 2.04 (4) $61,220
West Virginia 160 0.23 1.99 (4) $57,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,420 0.14 1.24 (4) $100,460
Missouri 210 0.08 0.66 (4) $91,490
New York 1,310 0.14 1.22 (4) $79,050
New Hampshire 60 0.10 0.82 (4) $78,970
Massachusetts 330 0.09 0.80 (4) $72,750



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Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 760 0.17 1.46 (8) (8)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 660 0.10 0.84 (4) $93,230
Salt Lake City, UT 420 0.60 5.16 (4) $32,430
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.32 2.76 (4) $84,740
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 0.17 1.42 (4) $106,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 230 0.09 0.78 (4) $52,960
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 230 0.39 3.36 (4) $92,910
Pittsburgh, PA 220 0.19 1.66 (4) $69,210
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 210 0.08 0.72 (4) $59,100
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 210 0.07 0.60 (4) $64,870


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Harrisonburg, VA 60 1.00 8.59 (8) (8)
Utica-Rome, NY 90 0.69 5.94 (4) $50,840
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 60 0.63 5.38 (4) $61,880
Salt Lake City, UT 420 0.60 5.16 (4) $32,430
Tyler, TX 50 0.45 3.89 (4) $50,350
Amarillo, TX 50 0.45 3.89 (4) $50,660
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 230 0.39 3.36 (4) $92,910
Greensboro-High Point, NC 140 0.39 3.38 (4) $60,980
Erie, PA 50 0.37 3.15 (4) $62,670
Springfield, MA-CT 110 0.32 2.74 (4) $71,540


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 0.17 1.42 (4) $106,270
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ (8) (8) (8) (4) $95,040
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 660 0.10 0.84 (4) $93,230
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 230 0.39 3.36 (4) $92,910
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 90 0.09 0.78 (4) $89,120
Kansas City, MO-KS 40 0.04 0.35 (4) $88,070
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 0.61 (4) $87,390
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.32 2.76 (4) $84,740
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.12 1.01 (4) $80,920
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 40 0.04 0.32 (4) $80,460

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 160 1.31 11.20 (4) $50,320
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.31 2.62 (4) $68,230
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 5.26 (4) $70,440
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 2.41 (4) $73,300
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 2.74 (4) $71,290

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 160 1.31 11.20 (4) $50,320
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 5.26 (4) $70,440
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 3.37 (8) (8)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 2.74 (4) $71,290
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.31 2.62 (4) $68,230

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 2.41 (4) $73,300
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.90 (4) $71,560
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 2.74 (4) $71,290
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 5.26 (4) $70,440
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.31 2.62 (4) $68,230


About May 2017 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018